Embedded in all of our days, weeks, and years are opportunities to grow deeper in faith and closer in community. And we often take advantage of this special, transitional time of the year to commit to new spiritual habits—to devote time to God and to our spiritual growth.
We have an astounding number of faith resources available in this community among our faculty, staff, students, and guests. So this year, I am launching a spiritual life podcast and blog that will make those resources more widely available across our five schools, in hopes that we can better support and connect to one another in our spiritual lives. It is my hope that the regular messages may encourage and teach you something new on your commute, afternoon walk, or lunch break.
-Sara Barton, University Chaplain
Peter Thompson, Director of the Pepperdine Volunteer Center, shares his journey of life with brain cancer and the remarkable ways he has discovered God and the redemptive power of Christ in the midst of uncertainty.
Jonathan Kwok (Seaver '17), currently serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, Africa. In this blog post, Jonathan reflects on what service in community has meant after college and how he seeks to embody Pepperdine's values.
In this blog post, Nate Barton (Seaver '16 and SPP '18) connects environmental policy to ethical responsibilities for people of faith.
Professor Jeffrey R. Baker, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Education, reflects on the complexities of individuals through his lens as a lawyer, leading us to deeply reflect on the call to love our neighbor.